Professional Development

Professional Development 

The Staff Development Specialists work with component schools to provide specialized support in a number of areas. These areas include, but are not limited to:

Standards-based instruction
Research-based instructional practices
Data-driven instruction
District data coordination for state and federal reporting purposes
Implementation and effective use of technology


In addition, Staff Development Specialists receive training on and provide regional support for:

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)
Scoring of 3-8 ELA and Math state assessments

The also provide regional workshops on a variety of instructional topics.

Meet our staff:

Jim Kane, Staff Developer & District Data Coordinator

Jessica Sobers, Staff Developer & District Data Coordinator

Jennifer Flores, Staff Developer & District Data Coordinator

Maizy Jaklitsch, Staff Developer & District Data Coordinator

David Burnsworth, Staff Developer & DASA Certified Instructor

Amanda Mathewson, Staff Developer & District Data Coordinator

Sharon Terry, Administrative Support

Workshop Testimonials

"You were great, enthusiastic, great content, interactive."

"The role play was excellent. Bonnie was excellent covering all aspects of  bullying and made it fun."

"Great class. I liked the open conversation and discussion. Very interactive, made it easier to understand bullying. I know about bullying and how kids act on it, but not how to act upon it as a coach. This class helped and was very informative."